Senior Buyer / Vendor Manager

Recruiter
Reed Procurement & Supply Chain - London
Location
London
Salary
32000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Who are we looking for?
Senior Buyer / Vendor Manager

About the Employer
This is a great time to join a rapidly expanding telecoms company, managing, supporting and delivering complex UC and Contact Centre infrastructure for multi-national clients, worldwide.  The culture is open, honest & supportive and will only partner with best-of-breed technology vendors.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a company with huge plans, a supportive training environment and hugely rewarding culture then please read on and look at this role….

About the Role
This position has become available due to growth and departmental re-structure. We are looking for a Senior Buyer / Vendor Manager, with a purchasing background, who must be a keen, flexible person with experience within a purchasing environment. They’ll require the skills of being a good negotiator, whilst at the same time ensuring they build solid relationships with suppliers to ensure suppliers treat us with respect, as a valued customer of theirs, and deliver the services we’ve ordered. They’ll need to be able to manage their own workload whilst prioritising what is needed for the business. They’ll need good attention to detail and determination to see all tasks through to completion. Whilst having experience, they must be eager to learn within a dynamic, ever changing environment. The applicant will need to follow existing procedures and guidelines, but would also be expected to suggest new policies and procedures where they see improvements can be achieved. They’ll need to ensure they purchase everything as effective as possible, tracking savings against budgeted spend to show a reduction. They’ll be involved in creating and maintaining cost price books for suppliers for all types of services to ensure the Pre-sales team have the information they need when quoting a customer. They will be involved in supplier escalations and will need to be able to push a supplier down the path we need, but ensuring the supplier is happy to be lead that way, and ensuring we retain a good working relationship with the supplier.
After completing your probationary period, you will be required to be on-call one week in every four in case of escalations to any of our suppliers out of hours.

Ideal Candidate

A purchasing background, with good negotiation skills, also able to build good, solid supplier relationships
Ability to show your value with cost reductions, whilst maintaining the service levels our customers expect
Ability to work on your own, managing your own time, whilst also ensuring you are working towards the overall teams agreed goals, targets and guidelines
Being organised and being able to set your goals amongst every changing priorities
Good attention to detail and determination to see all tasks through to completion
Educated to A-level minimum, with higher education qualification preferred (in Supply-chain management or equivalent), but not essential
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, covering at least VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables and formatting at a minimum

Salary Permanent salary ranging up to £38000

ARE YOU THE ONE WE ARE LOOKING FOR? COULD THIS BE THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER? IF SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH – FORWARD YOUR CV TO

Chris.hunt@reedglobal.com , https://uk.linkedin.com/in/chris-hunt-03b24022


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